By James Hibberd
Updated July 26, 2011 at 05:47 PM EDT
Chelsea Kane
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Chelsea Kane is moving into the town of Tree Hill.

The Disney Channel star and former Dancing With the Stars contestant will appear in one of the early episodes of the show’s ninth and final season. Kane will play “Tara,” a rival Café owner to Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti and Brooke (Sophia Bush).

As previously reported, Tree Hill vets Paul Johansson and Tyler Hilton are also returning for the final season, which gets underway sometime in midseason.